From Maia, Age 12 - 06/25/01 - IP#: 64.160.45.xxx Click here to reply
I used to be on steroids for a disease i have. The steroids increase appetite and make your face chubby. I had no control over my appetite. Unlike a lot of what is said here, they were not cravings, it was hunger. I always used to come home crying because people called me fat and I had no control over it. I was 12 years old, 5'0" and 125 lbs, which is quite overweight for someone who normally weighs 87 lbs. When I refused to take the steroids I threw up nonstop for days! But I preferred that over being fat. Luckily I found another medicine, and now I am cured! But I can't seem to lose the weight. I don't eat much at all and I exercise some but I weigh 107 lbs and I weighed 87 lbs before the steroids! I am so ashamed of my weight and I have to wear clothes I don't like just so that my fat doesn't show! When looking at the site it says eat less, but if I eat any less I will not get enough vitamins! Does anyone have any advice?
Reply from BRIANNA, Age 12 - 06/27/01 YOU ARE NOT BADLY OVERWEIGHT!! I AM 12 AND I AM 159 LBS THAT IS NASTY THAT I AM SOO OVERWIEGHT. SO U ARE NOT THAT BAD
Reply from Kerri, Age 15 - 06/25/01 I had a similar problem. My friends and i made a sort of ''club'' where we would make sure each other exercised and ate healthy...not starving our selves. Try it! (or a good thing to do for motivation is to get your parents to pay you $1 every pound you lose..if they will)